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Top Ten 2014 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn't Get To


This list is going to be all about the repetitive. I'm betting you'll look over this list and think, "This looks eerily familiar." You'd be right if you did. That wasn't my intention but when you've placed these books on any number of prior Top Ten Tuesday lists, it's bound to happen. Most of these were either on summer or fall TBR's, but they do apply to today's topic as well, which are all those books I really did want to read this past year and did not.

Broke and Bookish: Top Ten 2014 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn't Get To



1.) Persuasion, by Jane Austen

In my determination to read more Austen, I was hoping to read this novel from Jane. Thanks in large part to the awesome Katherine Reay who recommended it. Fortunately, I did get this snazzy and pretty copy, so now I've no excuses!

2.) The One, by Kiera Cass

No good excuse comes to mind for why I haven't read this one. It's crazy. Even though I know how it ends, I'm still *dying* to read this conclusion novel.

3.) Winter Brides, by Denise Hunter, Deborah Raney and Betsy St. Amant

Clearly my bid to read more Christmas stories didn't pan out this year. However since I've yet to read this collection of novellas, I think this would sort of count. It is aptly named for the season we're currently in after all - and there IS snow on the ground.

4.) A Bride in Store, by Melissa Jagears

Melissa's debut was really sweet. Naturally, I'm curious about book two.

5.) Can't Let You Go, by Jenny B. Jones

Really disappointed I kind of forgot about this one. Bad blogger. I'm hoping to rush through the middle two books (a girl can dream...) then speed read this one!

6.) The Opal Crown, by Jenny Lindquist
 
Loved book one. Now it's time to see how it "all ends" in the sequel of this charming duology.

7.) Throne of Glass, by Sarah J. Maas

Yep, another crazy popular series I'd like to try. As I have said before, I've found a good reason to hold back: less wait between books. That is kind of an incentive.
 
8.) Cinder, by Marissa Meyer
 
There were big plans for this series this year. Alas none of them panned out. The initial plan was to read them all over the summer. Now, I'll have to try for this coming year.
 
9.) The Thousand Dollar Tan Line, by Rob Thomas
 
Whether you like his stuff or not, Rob Thomas is a great storyteller. Or he is in scripting form. Here's hoping that holds true with fiction!
 
 
More Lizzie Bennet. There's no complaint in that.
 
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That's it for today's Top Ten Tuesday. A bit boring, I know. But, I'll look forward to future topics later this month. Until then, any bookish thoughts or TTT blog links of your own, sound off below!

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  1. 4 & 5 made my list too and I do really want to read The One (once I read The Elite) and The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet! The Veronica Mars book was good if you can get past the excessive swearing! Hope you get to read these this year!

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    1. Awesome! I'll have to check out your list, too, Abbi. Thanks for visiting.

      The One was a book I planned on reading "right away." But alas, I didn't have a gap in review reads. Oh, well. It's closer to book four's release now. 'Lizzie Bennet' has to be fun. Yeah, it's a bummer that 'Veronica' has so much swearing (the TV show) or I assumed it would given the scripts. But, I'm going to try and enjoy it in spite of that! :D

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    2. I totally agree on Veronica Mars! The swearing is a bit much--it's more excessive than either the show or the movie. But I enjoyed the story and loved getting back to Neptune. I'll take more Veronica Mars pretty much any way I can get it. I have the next book (set to release next week!!!) preordered, and it's supposed to contain more Logan :-)

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    3. That's a bummer about the profanity. But this might be the one book I "overlook" some of that in because I adore these characters! Here's hoping...

      Yay for book two and Logan. I liked him a lot better in the film, so there's a chance for him yet. ;)

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  2. Still can't believe you've not read Cinder yet.

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    1. I know! There must be something wrong with me. ;)

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  3. I wasn't a fan of A Bride in Store, even though I really wanted to like it :/ I didn't get to Captured by Love or Love Unexpected by Jody Hedlund even though she"s one of my favorites...

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    1. That's okay. I have those kind of reads too, Heidi. I enjoyed Melissa's debut, so I'm anxious for this one. Oh, yes! Jody's books are very popular. I've only read one I think, but am looking forward to her YA novel this spring. It looks really good! :) Hope you can read her books soon.

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  4. I loved Cinder! Hope you enjoy it when you read it. :)

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    1. Thanks, Melanie! I do too. Given it's a fairytale retelling and so many have said it's a must read, I'll be shocked if I don't. :)

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  5. I read the One. It is okay; nothing can retrieve the shattered pieces from the Elite, but it is much better than the Elite I think although my sisters cannot get over the wedding goofiness.

    I want to read Cinder. I have had my library copy for weeks in my room. I picked it up to start it and got freaked out a bit, but I am determined to read it.

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    1. The One series does have some goofiness, but I like it so much better than most dystopian series. I realize I'm going against the norm here, but that's oaky. :)

      The Lunar series are LONG books, so that's part of the reason they intimidate me and also, I just haven't had time to read them with review books. But, I am determined to read the series. Guess it's kind of good I've been delayed - less wait! :) Enjoy, Livia. Glad you visited.

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    2. Just wanted to jump in and say that even though the Lunar Chronicles are long, you will absolutely fly through them. I could hardly put them down. :) So even though they're chunky, they're actually pretty quick reads.

      In other words, read them as soon as possible, Rissi! :) But I know I've said this before, ha.

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    3. Please, say it as much as need be, Kristin! I'm in some sort of "want to read them" but "don't" pattern. Other than being really busy with review books, I don't know why this is! Either way, I'm glad I'll fly through them. Those are my favorite kind of books. I'm also really odd about long chapters. If a book has long chapters, I don't tend to read as fast. Just one of my reading quirks, I guess. ;)

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  6. Good list Rissi!
    I think we all have books that we've wanted to
    read for a long time but haven't.

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    1. Thanks, Ella.

      ...how true that is! There are probably LOTS more I could list too. Or my bookshelf would tell me that. ;)

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  7. I want to read Melissa Jagears novels as I have heard good things about the books! I'm planning to read Winter Brides soon since I won a copy and am pretty excited about it!

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    1. Yay for Winter Brides, Laura! It's the perfect time to read it, right!? :) I thought Melissa's debut was really unique. Very different from the normal mail-order-bride book.

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  8. Persuasion is my all time favorite Jane Austen novel. You will love it. Thanks for sharing your list.

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    1. Hi, Beckie! Thanks bunches for sharing! I'm eager to read this Austen book and hopefully will love it. There hasn't been an adaptation that I've totally 100% adored, but the story is timeless. :)

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  9. Hi Rissi! Don't worry, I haven't read Cinder yet either ;) At first, I didn't know if I would like it because I don't normally read sci-fi, but after hearing all the praise for the series, I can't wait to read it. I also really want to read Jenny's book...I can't believe I haven't read it yet!

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    1. *High Five* You mean I have someone with me in this haven't-read-Cinder-club!? I'm oh-so glad, friend. :) We'll have to both try and get to it in 2015...! I am nearing the end of my *knock on wood* TBR (publisher) pile and was hoping to read some books on my shelf but alas... INSPYs are coming. Betting that will derail my plans. Jenny's books are always a delight. Hopefully this one will be no different. :)

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  10. Once again, your graphics are beautiful! <3
    I really want to start Throne of Glass, but I haven't got to it because of other books! do you like to marathon a series? I don't mind the wait between each book to be honest! I kind of get burn out if I read a series all at once. I also want to start The Lunar Chronicles and read some classics - including many of Jane Austen's novels.
    I hope you enjoy all of these books! :-D

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    1. Thanks, Sarah. :) I appreciate the kind words.

      Same for me. I've seen Sarah Maas' books hyped virtually everywhere and that's made me curious. It depends on the book/series. Most the time, like you, I'll cool with the wait. Sure sometimes a cliffhanger will stump me for a couple of days, but overall, the wait is cool with me. But then on the other hand, it's nice to have the option of reading a book right away if I'd want. ;)

      Yay for shared TBR titles. Hope you enjoy any of these you read as well. We'll have to make 2015 the year we finally read them!

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  11. Always love your lists, Rissi. A lot of these picks are books I want to read as well...like that Jenny B. Jones one! I read Cinder and totally recommend it but still haven't gotten to the second one yet. Why is there always so many good-sounding books to read?! Haha. Love this post!

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    1. Thanks, Bekah! Here's hoping we both read Jenny's soon. It looks great. Glad to know Cinder is recommended from you - that's one I really do wish to read in 2015. Exactly! Why are there so many tempting books out there!? What are we to do with them all... except read them, of course. ;)

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  12. Oh, but you simply must read The One! It was fantabulous. :) I'm looking forward to The Heir. :)

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    1. Right?! That is my impression of it too, Rachelle. Why I haven't read it yet is beyond me! :) Same here. Glad The Heir is already this close to publication. Just enough time to read The One. :)

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  13. Yep, I see some books that I missed reading last year. ‘Throne of Glass' and ‘Cinder' have my attention the most. I know I have to read them eventually. Particularly, I've heard from various sources that Cinder is really good.

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    1. Same here, Miranda. I've heard from countless people (including the awesome Amber Stokes) that Cinder is a must read. All this pumped up, high praise just makes me MORE curious. If that's possible. :D

      2015's the MUST year for us to read it, right...!? It's nice to know I'm not alone in the "haven't-read-Cinder-book-club." :)

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  14. Cinder & The Secret Diary of Lizzy Bennet have been on my radar. Also, I still haven't read The Selection Series. Maybe 2014 will be the year!

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    1. Yay! Another reader to join our "scandalous" haven't-read-Cinder book club. Welcome, Heather. :) Loved the 'Lizzie Bennet' video series, so naturally it stands to reason the book should follow suit. Hope we enjoy both of these - and you like The Selection books!

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  15. I just re-read Persuasion and then we watched the 1995 movie to compare, because I thought it was pretty like the book... it's better than the 2007, and has lots of lines from the book, but both movies have pretty terrible characterizations of Anne, and I'm blaming them for my struggle to connect with her. This time, I finally did! It's a great book, you'll love it!

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    1. That's nice to know. I prefer the 2007 version, but still haven't found a version I absolutely adore like the other adaptations. Of course, I'm merely judging them as films, not adaptations. ;) Either way, I'm glad the book is worth reading and am hoping this one will be a memorable read! I really do want to fall in love with these stories via Austen's words. :)

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  16. I liked The One. :) I only watched the first season of Veronica Mars so I've held off on watching the movie and I'll wait to read the books until I've seen the rest of the show too. I'm looking forward to it though.

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    1. I'm glad, Jenna! It's certainly a title I intended to read long ago (when it released) and I've not gotten around to it. *sigh* Hope you enjoy the rest of Veronica Mars, no matter which format you continue on with. I've adored the show and film so the books are the next logical stop. :)

      Thanks for visiting.

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  17. If I was to list the books I missed... It would be a long list. I have a few of the ones you listed and then a huge slue of others. Hopefully we'll both get to them all this year. :)

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    1. Mine is probably insanely longer too, Tressa... I just didn't want to think about it to be honest. ;) 2015 has got to be the year, right!? We've got this. (*keeps repeating until it sticks*)

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